People of Eastbourne are being asked to dig out their family heirlooms, collectibles and antiques which are connected to the seaside town, or which have an interesting tale that relates to the location. The Antiques Roadshow will be in town on 23rd May at the Eastbourne Bandstand, filming anyone who has an interesting story associated to their household treasures.
Tracey McNulty, Eastbourne’s head of tourism and leisure, spoke of her excitement as the popular BBC antiques TV show is set to be filmed in the town. She said:
“It is a great opportunity for residents and visitors to be part of a fantastic show and tell their stories behind family heirlooms and alike at the Bandstand – a fantastic historical venue.”
The experts will be available to appraise any antiques, household treasures or even car boot sale bargains, hoping to unveil a valuable item. Fiona Bruce, the presenter of the show for the sixth year running, is looking forward to visiting Eastbourne to see the hidden gems which people will bring along on the day. The editor Simon Shaw is asking all the residents of Eastbourne to bring along any object that has a story attached to the seaside town, so experts can offer advice and a valuation.
Anyone who is searching for a particular antique or piece may be better off visiting their local antiques dealer, especially for larger items like open bookcases. Preston and other locations in the UK have reputable antique stores that can provide advice.
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